Henry Cavill cast as Superman

Brit actor will lead Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel

Henry Cavill cast as Superman

British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman in Zack Snyder's Superman: Man Of Steel.

The actor, currently known for starring as Charles Brandon in TV series The Tudors, was very close to winning the part of Batman for 2005's Batman Begins, but director Christopher Nolan felt he was too young.

Well now Cavill has come of age, and how.

Christopher Nolan - now 'Creative Godfather' for the Superman reboot - and director Zack Snyder, have given the 27 year-old one of the biggest roles in cinema.

Synder said; "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen.

"I also join Warner Bros., Legendary (pictures) and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry.

"He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield."

Though hardly an unknown akin to predecessor Brandon Routh, Cavill has yet to prove himself in a big-screen leading role.

And despite the obvious pressure of the job, his biggest test might be getting US audiences to buy a Brit as the most American of superheroes.

Cavill will next be seen in the upcoming Immortals alongside Mickey Rourke (pictured above).

Superman: Man Of Steel is due in cinemas December, 2012.


Happy for the young Brit? Or should the part have gone to an American? Let us know below!


    • willow138

      Jan 31st 2011, 2:48

      while yes clark is raised as an American he is not one! So good on them for chosing a Brit. He will be amazing. I watched him in The Tudors and wow! I am a massive supes fan and cant wait to see him as clark x

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 31st 2011, 8:31

      Fantastic choice, I am so happy Henry is finally getting a big break.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 31st 2011, 9:22

      Ah, good on him. He has got down to the last two for a couple of BIG roles, namely James Bond.. so it's great that he will no longer be known as the "almost guy". This could finally be a decent Superman Movie

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Jan 31st 2011, 10:03

      So Hollywood has now got a British Superman, Batman AND Spiderman! The revolution begins!!!!!

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    • DanRose

      Jan 31st 2011, 12:29

      Don't know too much about him... but there are better pictures around then the one TF have that show he has the chiselled looks and that.... Anyways, I too love the fact the British are now Batman, Superman and Spiderman.... and in Synders capable hands and Nolan over-looking proceedings this has a lot of promise... Dalidab... you mean Blood Creek don't you.... half decent horror movie with the dude from Prison Break

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 1st 2011, 2:15

      Britain seems to be taking over the movie scene at the moment, now is the perfect time to be an actor from Blighty.

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    • LedleyBoi

      Feb 1st 2011, 12:54

      good, this is the big break he needed and deserves.

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    • MeanMachine

      Feb 17th 2011, 23:18

      He's a good actor but not sure he will pull off clark kent/superman role? I dont know why they have to keep changing the lead star in movies. Brandon Routh played an awesome superman and looks the part to a T! Why isn't he back to play the role.

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